Studies & Research

Below are links to articles, studies, and data regarding Certificate of Need and the Healthcare Industry:

Michigan’s CON Process One of the Best! Health Care Certificate-of-Need (CON) Laws: Policy or Politics?:  http://www.nihcr.org/CON_Laws

The Challenges of Health System Capacity Growth:  http://www.nihcm.org/pdf/CapacityBrief-FINAL.pdf

New Cardiac Surgery Programs Established From 1993 To 2004 Led To Little Increased Access, Substantial Duplication Of Services:  http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/30/8/1569.full

Hospital Geographic Expansion: The New Medical Arms Race?:  http://www.nihcr.org/news_Hospital_Geographic_Expansion

Medical building boom increasing Americans’ health care costs:  http://triblive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/s_772584.html#axzz3CHR4eKhP

How much hospital growth is too much?:  http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2012-05-05/health/os-hospital-growth-20120505_1_hospital-growth-hospital-expansion-critical-care

U.S. Auto Big Three Health Care Costs Study:  http://friendsofcon.com/studies-research/autos-big-three-health-care-costs-study/

Do More Hospital Beds Lead to Higher Hospitalization Rates?:  http://friendsofcon.com/studies-research/do-more-hospital-beds-lead-to-higher-hospitalization-rates/

Hospital Bed Vacancy Report:  http://friendsofcon.com/2014/09/22/based-on-hospital-bed-vacancies-a-new-hospital-is-not-needed/

Population Trend:  https://friendsofcon.com/2014/09/22/population-not-expected-to-rapidly-grow-to-support-new-hospital/

Michigan’s Certificate of Need Costs & Discharge Analysis:  https://friendsofcon.com/studies-research/michigans-certificate-of-need-cost-discharge-analysis/.

Risks Are High at Low-Volume Hospitals:  http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2015/05/18/risks-are-high-at-low-volume-hospitals.